Dr. Tarun Kumar Praharaj

Dr. Tarun Kumar Praharaj
Cardiologist, Kolkata

MBBS, MD, FACC

  • 2 Hospitals
  • Dr. Tarun Kumar Praharaj is Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory & Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at B. M. Birla Heart Research Centre & Dr. Praharaj’s Heart Clinic, Kolkata
  • Has performed stent angioplasty on a 94 yrs old man, one of the oldest surviving patients in India celebrated  his 99th birthday on 11th oct’09

Specialities

  • Cardiology

  • Interventional Cardiology

Expertise

Education

  • MBBS from V.S.S. Medical College, Sambalpur in 1983
  • Residency Cardiology from Calcutta Medical Research Institute in 1984 - 1985
  • Junior Fellowship Adult Cardiology from Phil.Heart Center Q.C. Philipines in 1987
  • Senior Fellowship Adult Cardiology from Phil.Heart Center Q.C. Philipines in 1988
  • Clinical Research Fellowship, Invasive Cardiology from Phil.Heart Center Q.C. Philipines in 1988
  • Associate Fellow of Philipines College of Cardiology from Phil.Heart Center Q.C. Philipines in 1988
  • MD Cardiology from Phil.Heart Center Q.C. Philipines
  • Fellow of American College of Cardiology in 2000

Practice Information

B.M. Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata

B.M. Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata

1/1 National Library Avenue, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700027

Dr. Praharaj's Heart Clinic, Kolkata

Dr. Praharaj's Heart Clinic, Kolkata

34 N, Block – B, Behind Cafe Coffee day, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700053

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Non-Invasive Assessment of Pulmonary Artery pressure in Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis, presented at Second Asian Pacific Conference on Doppler and Echocardiography, San Diego, California, USA. November 11-14, 1987
  • Emergency Coronary Revascularization for patients with unstable angina. Philippine Heart Centre Experience "Jan 1982 to Dec 1987) presented at Philippine Heart Centre, Grand Round on May 4, 1988
  • Prevalence rate of Coronary lesion (concentric, eccentric, Type I, Type 2) in unstable angina, presented at 43rd Annual conference of The Cardiological Society of INDIA, Nov 1991, HYDERABAD, INDIA
  • Interventional Cardiology, B.M. Birla Heart Research Centre. Experienced from May to August, 1991. Presented at International Conference on Cardiovascular Disease on 26th Feb 1992 at DHAKA, BANGLADESH
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty for totally occluded coronary arteries. Presented at 44th Annual Conference of "The Cardiological Society of INDIA", Nov 1992, New Delhi, INDIA
  • Balloon Angioplasty versus rotational atheroectomy for the treatment of long lesions (observation study). Presented at 47th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India, 12th December 1995, LUCKNOW, INDIA
  • New VODA guiding catheter for performing angioplasty on left circumflex artery (observational study). Presented at 47th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of INDIA, 12th Dec 1995, LUCKNOW, INDIA
  • Relevance of Routine Hepatitis C screening before cardiac catheterization. Presented at 49th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India, 12th December 1995, LUCKNOW, INDIA
  • A study of Anti-ischaemic effect of Trimetazidine during Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty. Presented at 49th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India, 28th November 1997, CALCUTTA, INDIA
  • Thrombolysis verses Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction, presented at the first Cleveland Clinic and B.M. Birla Heart Research Centre, Seminar on Cardio-thoracic disease, 14th February 1998, CALCUTTA, INDIA and 2nd International Conference on Cardiovascular Disease, 11th March 1998, DHAKA, BANGLADESH
  • True posterior wall myocardial intarctin presenting, in the hyperacute stage with only ST segment elevation in posterior chest leads. Presented at 51st Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India, 4th December 1999, NEW DEHI, INDIA
  • Stent versus optimal balloon angioplasty in restenotic lesions presented at 51st Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India, 3rd Dec 1999, NEW DELHI, INDIA
  • Balloon versus Stent Angioplasty in small vessels; A single Centre experience. Presented at 52nd Annual Conference of Cardiological Society of India, Dec 2000, CHENNAI, INDIA
  • Detection of failed thrombolysis by Electrocardiographic criteria. Presented at 52nd Annual Conference of Cardiological Society of India, DC 2000, CHENNAI, INDIA
  • Dr Tarun Praharaj had the oppourtunity to treat Nobel Laureate Mother Teresa at B.M.Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata(India) in the year 1993 and 1996. On both occasions she was admitted under his care
  • Received the Swami Vivekanada Vidya Alankar award from Honorable Governor of Goa, Shree S.C. Jamir in 2007 at Kolkata
  • Stent Angioplasty done on Anomalous RCA, this technique has not been reported earlier in Lierature-published in Indian Heart Journal
  • Successfully Treated patient of Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) with multi organ failure mortality is approx 80% across the world
  • Non-Invasive Assessment of Pulmonary Artery pressure in Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Global Reduction in Thallium uptake Myocardium at peak exercise with normal Coronary Arteries
  • Prevalence rate of Coronary Lesion ( concentric, eccentric Type I, Type II) in Unstable Angina
  • Prevalence rate of Coronary Lesion ( concentric, eccentric Type I, Type II) in Unstable Angina
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty for totally Occluded Coronary Arteries
  • Percutaneous Mitral Valculoplasty using Inoue Balloon (Abstract) accepted for Indian Heart Journal - 8th Dec 1995
  • Balloon Angioplasty versus rotational atherectomy for the treatment of lung lesions
  • Relevance of routine Hepatitis C screening before Cardiac Catheterization
  • New VODA guiding catheter for performing angioplasty on Left Circumflex Artery
  • A study of anti-ischaemic effect of Trimetazidine during percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty with Stenting of Anomalous Right 
  • Coronary Artery Originating from Left Sinus Valsalva using the Voda Guiding Catheter : A report of two cases.Indian Heart Journal, 2001: 53; 79-82
  • Published an article on “Therapy with atem cells in Cardiology” in a book titled “Cardiology update, volume III, Oct, 2007 (Assam Cardiology Society)